The 'unstately' estate. One of the most charming and beautiful wedding venues in the British isles!
Voted as one of the best places, in the UK, to get married; The Riding School, at Calke Abbey, was built with love and it continues in that tradition today. The Award Winning Riding School is a charming 18th century building that contains many original and quirky features including massive oak beams, a viewing gallery, a rowing boat and ancient paint work. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, it really is a fabulous place in which to cement and celebrate your union with a twist of rustic chic.
Incredibly versatile space
Despite its age, it’s an incredibly versatile space allowing for any theme of wedding with any sort of entertainment. It has been perfectly styled and furnished to allow you and your guests to have an unforgettable day from start to finish. The surrounding parkland is beautiful and contains the breathtaking Orangery, the stunning Formal Gardens, the perfect Victorian Kitchen Garden and the gorgeous Walled Meadow; all utterly fantastic in which to have your most treasured photographs taken in.
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Hannah and Jordan
"Hannah and Jordan's wedding was an absolute dream from start to finish. Even from our initial planning meetings with them, we knew they had a good eye for style and would get creative with The Riding School and completely transform it. The venue is a big open space, and the exposed brick makes it a rustic, blank-canvas - we always love to see how different couples put their 'stamp' on it, and Hannah and Jordan certainly did that."
Feedback on The Riding School at Calke Abbey
Wow Ladies - WELL DONE! Our wedding at The Riding School was fantastic! Thank you for everything you did both before, on and after our wedding day. We could not have done it without you!
We, our parents and friends just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you (and the team) for making sure our day went without a hitch. Both you and the venue were amazing and thoroughly impressed everyone! You have genuinely made memories that will last us forever!